Casper, WY – According to the report, provided by the WDH, there are 78 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. There have now been 37,798 total confirmed COVID cases in Wyoming since the start of the pandemic.
According to the statistics, Wyoming has been adding an average of 159.9 new confirmed cases per day over the last seven days. No additional COVID related deaths were reported. The Wyoming Department of Health reported 32 additional COVID-19 related deaths among Wyoming residents on Monday, including ten Natrona County residents. There have been 405 total COVID-19 related deaths among Wyoming residents since the pandemic began.
COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped to 113 on Wednesday, down from 119 on Tuesday and down from the peak of 247 on Nov. 30, according to the WDH.
The Wyoming Department of Health says:
“A lab confirmed or probable case is defined as recovered when there is resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) for 24 hours AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Cases with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms are considered recovered when at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive test and have had no subsequent illness provided they remain asymptomatic.”
The Wyoming Department of Health marks people as recovered once their isolation order date has expired. People who test positive are asked to remain in isolation until 10 days since their first symptoms or 10 days after their test was taken, or longer if they are still showing symptoms.
If people need to be isolated longer than their initial isolation period, they can contact the the Wyoming Department of Health who can extend their isolation order.